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Poowong Uniting Kindergarten

Poowong Uniting Kindergarten

12 Ranceby Road, Poowong Victoria

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Early Learning Centre

Early learning in Poowong.

Located next to the Poowong Maternal and Child Health Centre, our kindergarten has educated and cared for local children since 1972.

Our educators are passionate about nurturing your child’s strengths, interests and abilities as we work with them to foster their physical, social and emotional learning.

We will support your child to build relationships with their peers, develop their communication skills, decision making and resilience.

Our goal is to nurture happy, healthy children and inspire a lifelong love of learning.

Program hours and fees
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Our centre

We place a strong emphasis on outside activities such a climbing, cycling and gardening to improve your child’s motor skills. Our kindergarten features:

Our centre

We place a strong emphasis on outside activities such a climbing, cycling and gardening to improve your child’s motor skills. Our kindergarten features:

Our little learners say
“I like my kinder teachers, the toys and play equipment.”

- Harvey, little learner

Learning experiences

We carefully plan opportunities for outdoor nature-based play and creative indoor activities. Our programs are focussed on being fun, informative and collaborative.

Caring for the environment

Caring for the environment is a big part of our kindergarten’s approach. We will encourage your child to foster a love for the environment through our sustainability activities. We even have solar panels on the roof of our cubby house. We will encourage your child to:

Family and community connections

Poowong is a small, tight-knit community. We get involved in local activities to help your child interact with community members and develop a sense of belonging. We participate in the Poowong Dairy Expo. Community members, groups and services we regularly engage with include:

We encourage you to take an active role in your child’s early learning experience. You can join us in:

Languages

We participate in the Early Learning Languages Australia program. Children in our four-year-old program learn Chinese through apps on iPads. Time on technology is carefully monitored by educators. We support children’s language and literacy through our kinder lending library and book gifting programs.

Program hours and fees
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Early Childhood Teacher

Lisa

Hi, I’m Lisa and I’m the Early Childhood Teacher at Poowong Uniting Kindergarten. I’m a mother and grandmother and am part of a dairy partnership with my husband, who has been a dairy farmer for over 30 years.

I’ve worked in early learning for over 30 years, 20 of which have been at Poowong Kinder.

Over this time, I have seen many changes to early learning and continually adapt with the times. The kinder team have worked to build Poowong Kinder as welcoming, progressive, and genuinely caring about and nurturing children’s learning and development. Every child we have the privilege to work with will have the best opportunity to reach their full potential and have a positive and fun experience at kinder.

Looking forward to meeting you in the future.

Health and wellbeing

Mental health

Our educators are trained in various programs to support the mental health of your child and are skilled in working with children who have experienced challenges and trauma. We also offer mental health support for families if you find yourself in need of assistance. 

Nutrition

We teach children about the importance of healthy eating and nutrition. At our kindergarten, we:

Safe environment

As a child safe organisation, our educators undergo regular working with children’s and police checks. We are focussed on delivering learning and development in a safe and supportive environment, so you can trust that your child is in good hands.

Policies and downloads

News

Starting kindergarten is an exciting time that can bring about lots of changes for your child. At kinder, your little one will begin to make decisions for themselves and act with increasing independence.
When Louise introduced the Food for Families program to her students at Buninyong Uniting Kindergarten, she never knew how widely popular it would …
The government’s recent increase to Child Care Subsidy (CCS) on July 10 is helping Thuy put her family through childcare. With her …
For most of us, the COVID-19 pandemic was anything but normal. However, for the children born during its wake, a life of lockdown is all they have ever known.
From 10 July 2023, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is changing. Most families using child care will get more subsidy.
Congratulations to our Early Learning educators who were finalists in this year’s Victorian Early Years Awards.

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